View Full Version : The Queen overtakes George III today

12th May 2011, 07:02
Queen Elizebeth II Marks Another Milestone (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13363504)

On Thursday 12 May 2011, she becomes the second-longest serving monarch Britain has ever had.

On that day she overtakes the length of the reign of George III, a king remembered largely for the "madness" which overtook him in later years.

George III died in 1820 after a reign lasting 59 years and 96 days.

Only another three years to beat the longest reigning monarch, Queen Victoria.

She still has a fair way to go before passing Pepi II Neferkare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepi_II_Neferkare) though.

12th May 2011, 07:32
Gawd bless 'er!

12th May 2011, 07:43
Gawd bless 'er!

More reign forcast then :ohwell

12th May 2011, 07:45
When I saw the thread title I thought "Has she gone REALLY bonkers then?"